Dozier's iPad Professional Development Session
Since 2009, Dozier Elementary has been on a quest to
bring upgraded and new technology into their school.
Each summer and fall, DES tech leaders complete grants,
plan professional development and work to document
evidence to showing how “gained” resources are utilized
with the students.
In 2010, Dozier Elementary partnered with the Erath 4th
of July Association by completing grants to put
technology tools in the school. With each grant, the
school has grown with its resources.
Last summer, with their “eye focused on technology” the
school submitted a new grant to the group with the
intention of bringing tablets into the school.
In May of 2013, the local organization helped the
school once again by bringing them a $2500 grant.
Principal Karla Toups stated at the student body meeting
in May “how grateful Dozier Elementary was for
continued support and money by the group to help advance
the school’s technology program!”
With these funds now in place, the school’s plan of
action took flight in June with the school purchasing
grade level tablets and accessories. (Included in
the purchase were: 4 iPads, 4 iPad covers, a number of
stylus', four VGA adapters which will to connect to
projectors for whole class ipad lessons and Apple Care
On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, the Dozier Tech Reps, leaders
and a few teachers met to host their first iPad
professional development session in their computer lab.
With two iPads already in the school, the group now has
5 grade level iPads to check out and one iPad that Lori
Porter received with a “Tools for Schools” grant last